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Offline Radom

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2019, 11:39:06 PM »
Took a bit of a holiday from this thread after the personal attacks. 

If manually decocking a traditional firearm with an external hammer is so inherently dangerous, then how do people ever propose to handle a revolver?  The "two-handed" method doesn't work with a true SAA, or any other older weapon with the firing pin on the hammer.  I'd much rather discharge a round into the ground than have my off-hand impaled by a firing pin. 

Again, this entire discourse baffles me.  Manually decocking a pistol one-handed used to be a basic skill.  In 2019, I am treated like some sort of radical troglodyte. 
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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »
As a 70 year old that has hunted since the age of 8 I have de-cocked a LOT of hammer firing pin revolvers and shotguns one handed. However I now do use a 2 handed method just because I can. On the other hand as a cocked and locked carry person with semis I rarely de-cock them. Still do with my revolvers and circuit judge.

No reason to be bashing anyone IMO even if something sounds kind of dangerous to the younger generation. One handed pointed in safe direction (like the ground) is very acceptable.
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Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2019, 02:37:37 PM »
I admit I use one handed, pointed at ground. But that’s just me, another revolver guy. The thing to remember tho, is that the revolvers have a nice big spur hammer like the Pre B’s. So I can really see where someone doesn’t want to use the one handed method on the smaller ring hammer of the current models.
   
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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2019, 03:03:33 PM »
I put my off hand thumb in the way of the hammer just in case my finger slips and very gently lower it; then I take it to half cocked

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »
I put my off hand thumb in the way of the hammer just in case my finger slips and very gently lower it; then I take it to half cocked

That's usually what I do with my 75B now. Getting used to slowly dropping the hammer all the way down now.

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2019, 09:00:20 PM »
Pull the trigger with your thumb on the external hammer. Ease the hammer down.  Not a big deal.
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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2019, 05:01:19 PM »
The best method is to BLOCK the rear of the slide and FR with your off hand thumb.  Put the pistol in a safe position.  Now, press the trigger and immediately let off the trigger - once your finger is off the trigger it is impossible to have the gun discharge if you have a FP Block.  Now, the hammer will set to half cock - and you roll your thumb out of the way and you are ready to holster.  I fire on DA at the range hundreds of times like this to practice DA then SA, or DA only. 

"Pinching the hammer" as MANY touted reviewers show is harder and not as safe.  When you BLOCK the slide with the thumb, it is impossible to drop the hammer on the FP and discharge the pistol.

BTW, halfcock is easier to shoot from and aids in accuracy because it shortens travel.  No reason to lower all the way.

I’ve always pinched the hammer but I like this method much better.  Thanks for a great tip.  Even old dogs can learn new tricks I guess.

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2019, 03:40:00 PM »
The guy that got me interested in the CZ family originally was a Royal Marine.  At one time, his unit used the 75.  When I asked him how they decocked the gun, he showed me how they did it (after he stopped laughing - they apparently tended to roll with them cocked and locked).

Once the gun is cocked, the trigger finger of the non-firing hand was put between the hammer and the slide.  Press the trigger and allow the hammer to fall slightly forward and off of the sear.  Then simply roll the finger out.  Safe as can be and easy.

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #83 on: May 23, 2019, 06:36:28 PM »
The guy that got me interested in the CZ family originally was a Royal Marine.  At one time, his unit used the 75.  When I asked him how they decocked the gun, he showed me how they did it (after he stopped laughing - they apparently tended to roll with them cocked and locked).

Once the gun is cocked, the trigger finger of the non-firing hand was put between the hammer and the slide.  Press the trigger and allow the hammer to fall slightly forward and off of the sear.  Then simply roll the finger out.  Safe as can be and easy.

Huh, I wonder what British units used the 75..... I thought the Royal Marines would have used the Hi Power.

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #84 on: May 23, 2019, 10:32:34 PM »
The guy that got me interested in the CZ family originally was a Royal Marine.  At one time, his unit used the 75.  When I asked him how they decocked the gun, he showed me how they did it (after he stopped laughing - they apparently tended to roll with them cocked and locked).

Once the gun is cocked, the trigger finger of the non-firing hand was put between the hammer and the slide.  Press the trigger and allow the hammer to fall slightly forward and off of the sear.  Then simply roll the finger out.  Safe as can be and easy.

Don’t know why one would use the trigger finger.  On page one I post how to do this with the off hand thumb.

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Re: Manual Decocking question for manual safety CZ 75
« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2019, 12:38:25 AM »
Those Royal Marines have huge thumbs


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